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Fall 2022 Update + Pet Portrait-athon!
Published on November 18, 2022 by Nastia Goldstein

Greetings pantry pals,

Summer has come and gone and the holidays are right around the corner. Here at the Living Pantry, we continue to show up every Monday to distribute diapers and wipes to approximately 100 Brooklyn families. Through it all, we've gotten to know some wonderful people, seen babies grow out of diapers, and new babies born. It has truly been an amazing, humbling experience.

Since the end of the P-FRED food program earlier this year, we have focused on distributing only diapers and wipes. The need for these items in the community is great, and with our limited funds, time, and volunteers, it just makes sense to put our energy toward one thing. That said, we are always ready to accept bulk donations for distribution. If you have 100+ of something to give away or know someone who does, let us know! And we are always, always, ready to welcome new volunteers. DM us on Instagram or write to us here on Open Collective. 

Diapers aren't cheap, so now more than ever we need your help. Your contributions are what keep us going week after week. This weekend, we have a fun way for you to help us out and get some holiday shopping done: The Pet Portrait-athon, where watercolorist Emily Ramon and I (Nastia) will join forces and paint your pets to benefit the pantry! Click here to read all the details and complete the form to sign up, donate, and reserve your spot for a portrait. Big thanks to all those who already signed up. We can't wait to paint your pets.

Thank you as always for all of your support!

With love,

The Living Pantry Team